Category Archives: Blues

Down in the Bottom – Song of the Day


howlin wolf -down in the bottom. it features the king of the outer space guitar hubert sumlin. one of my all time favorites, it was always played on the juke box while eating fried chicken at miss alberta`s restaurant.

Boogie Chillun – Song of the Day

song of the day two john lee hooker boogie chillun. it all starts with the one chord vamp and foot stomp of john lee hooker.primordial goo of rock n roll’

Henry Gray: Scotlandville’s Quiet Blues Giant

While Henry Gray has lived in the sleepy hamlet of Scotlandville, Louisiana, just north of Baton Rouge, for nearly 40 years, he is the obvious heir to the Chicago blues piano throne. Why, one might well ask? He gets the crown, via 25 years of playing in the Windy City during the golden age of … Continue reading Henry Gray: Scotlandville’s Quiet Blues Giant

Scene Report: Turner Family Picnic

Last night, the primal sounds of fife and drum music were echoing at the Turner Family Picnic, an annual North Mississippi Hill Country tradition, and Bo-Keys leader Scott Bomar, Ponderosa Stomp graphics designer Kerri Mahoney and I were there to listen. Since the death of Rising Star Fife and Drum Band founder — and Turner … Continue reading Scene Report: Turner Family Picnic